David Bradley (David Bradley) – a British actor of theater, cinema and television. The most famous role as the caretaker of Hogwarts in a series of science fiction films of the Harry Potter series. Also starred in such popular television series as “The Tudors,””Game of Thrones”,”Ashes to Ashes”, “Wild West” and other projects.
The main movie actor David Bradley
David was born on April 17, 1942 in Yorkshire, UK. David became interested in theater while still a teenager. He played on the stage of amateur theater, and by age 18 had become a full member of the troupe. At 24, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. And in 29 years, David has starred in the Royal National Theatre Laurence Olivier – Olympus theatrical Britain. According to the memoirs of the actor, Olivier played a major role in the formation of his acting. After the Theatre Royal, David worked in the major theater companies in England, taking part in a production of “Julius Caesar,””Twelfth Night,””The Three Sisters”and other high-profile performances. As a stage actor David Bradley – unquestioned authority. In 1991, David was awarded the”Olivier Award”for the role of Jester in the play”King Lear”Royal National Theatre. Two years later, in 1993, it was awarded the prize named after Clarence Derwent for playing Polonius in”Hamlet”and Shallow in”Henry IV». David also became president of the independent theater community «Second Thoughts».
In 29 years, David made his debut on television. His first role was a police officer in a small British television series. At first, Bradley played only a small episode. He has appeared in countless television projects. Especially large bright and memorable roles went to him after 50 years, after a dozen years of work on the screen. So, he embodied the role of a fictional member of parliament from the Labour Party in the series Eddie Wells BBC «Our Friends in the North”(1996). The project was a success and has received numerous awards and nominations for the prize of the prestigious British Television Academy British Academy Television Awards. He also played in the rating Jake sitcom BBC «Wild West.” He played the role of Sir Pitt Crawley in the film adaptation of the novel by William Thackeray BBC”Vanity Fair”(1998). Despite the huge number of teleworking wide success came to the actor only in 59 years. In 2001, David Bradley embodied the role of Mr. Filch, the caretaker of the school of wizards in the film adaptation of JK Rowling’s best-selling”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”(2001). The tape was a resounding success, winning several prestigious film awards, and received a nomination for”Oscar”. The film has created millions of fans around the world. And David Bradley became recognizable among the different viewers – young and old alike.
And while David went on to play in a variety of tapes – from adaptations of classic comedy (such as Charles Dickens’ “Nicholas Nickleby”) to simple comedies (for example, “Hot Fuzz”), the role of the superintendent of the school Hogwarts remains one of his most famous works. Later, the actor has played in all the continuing saga of Harry Potter until 2011.
In 2008, the year Bradley has appeared in the popular TV series BBC «Ashes to Ashes”(2008-2009), where he played a defender of animal rights and an active campaigner for the protection of the environment. In another well-known television series -“The Tudors” (2007 – 2010), Bradley played the role of court jester of Henry VIII – William Sommers.
In 2011, David Bradley became one of the members of the cast of the popular television series “Game of Thrones”TV channel HBO – the film adaptation of the saga”A Song of Ice and Fire” by George Martin as the late Lord Walder Frey. Role Volder Frey added the actor fame.
The actor is married and has one child.